The Board of Directors of the Southern Association of Orthodontists awarded the 2008 Excellence in Orthodontic Education Award to Dipak Chudasama, BDS, MSC, MORTH RCS, an assistant professor at Jacksonville University in Florida.
The award is given based on the performance of innovative teaching, exceptional leadership of students, contributions to the specialty, and research. The Excellence in Orthodontic Education Award is given only to faculty who are not department chairs.
Chudasama, a frequent contributor to Orthodontic Products, received his dental degree from Mangalore University, Karnataka, India in 1988. After practicing general dentistry in Kenya for 10 years, he opted to specialize in orthodontics and received his Masters in Orthodontics from Eastman Dental Institute, London, in 2003. Chudasama received his diplomas of Memberships in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004.
Click below to read Chudasama’s past articles:
Wire Choices, September 2008
Aesthetic Retention, April/May 2008
The Truth About Stretching, August 2008